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'Hazmat Incident' Shuts Down Road in Belleair

Ponce del Leon Boulevard is shut down between Varona Street and Clearwater Largo Road, officials said Tuesday afternoon. The Pinellas Trail is also affected.

Several roads in Belleair were shut down Tuesday afternoon because of a "hazmat incident" involving a garbage truck, officials said.

The incident occurred at 1075 Ponce de Leon Blvd., according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, which was assisting Belleair Police with the closures.

Ponce de Leon is closed between Varona Street and Clearwater Largo Road. The Pinellas Trail is also closed from Rosery Road to Ponce de Leon while cleanup occurs, officials said.

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Janet Merriam March 14, 2013 at 12:24 AM
Does anyone care that we are about to be condemned to slow pre-mature death from the oil recycling facility going in at the port of Tampa? I have written WTVT,WFLA,, the Tampa Tribune, the TBT, and The St. Pertersburg Times about this 228 million gallon a day facility going in at the Port of Tampa which will severely impact the air we breath, the bay, and our health, not to mention ruining our cars, hurting our plants, and lowering our property values once everyone begins to suffer the health related problems that come with allowing a Texan sized USED motor industrial and non-commercial, oil re-refinery in our area! If anyone cares, call me at 727-608-0347! Janet Merriam! I had my own nightmare with this industry and I fought and won my battle! I never thought I would find it here in the beautiful Tampa Bay Area! I have had no response so far! This lambastes me! Please, don`t say that this is someone else`s battle; it is our battle and we need to act now!

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